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    Full-text · Article · May 2013 · Primary care respiratory journal: journal of the General Practice Airways Group
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    ABSTRACT: There has been an increase in both recreational and adventure travel to extreme environments. Humans can successfully acclimatize to and perform reasonably well in extreme environments, provided that sufficient time is given for acclimatization (where possible) and that they use appropriate behavior. This is aided by a knowledge of the problems likely to be encountered and their prevention, recognition, and treatment.
    Full-text · Article · Sep 2012 · Infectious disease clinics of North America
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    ABSTRACT: Neuromuscular blocking agents are commonly used in critical care. However, concern after observational reports of a causal relationship with skeletal muscle dysfunction and intensive care-acquired weakness (ICU-AW) has resulted in a cautionary and conservative approach to their use. This integrative review, interpreted in the context of our current understanding of the pathophysiology of ICU-AW and integrated into our current conceptual framework of clinical practice, challenges the established clinical view of an adverse relationship between the use of neuromuscular blocking agents and skeletal muscle weakness. In addition to discussing data, this review identifies potential confounders and alternative etiological factors responsible for ICU-AW and provides evidence that neuromuscular blocking agents may not be a major cause of weakness in a 21st century critical care setting.
    No preview · Article · May 2012 · American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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